Total 5715 patents for "2019-04-11"

CHOLIX TOXIN-DERIVED FUSION MOLECULES FOR ORAL DELIVERY OF BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE CARGO

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105375

The present disclosure relates to pharmaceutical compositions comprising a non-naturally occurring fusion molecule and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable carriers, formulated for oral delivery to a subject, and designed to provide for improved, effective therapies for treatment of, e.g., inflammatory diseases, autoimmune diseases, cancer, metabolic disorders, and growth deficiency disorders.

IMPEDANCE RATIO-BASED CURRENT CONVEYOR

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107917

An input device associated with a sensing region is disclosed. The input device includes: a first sensor electrode associated with the sensing region and configured to propagate a resulting signal; an first auxiliary component configured to generate an output using a scaled signal; and a first impedance ratio-based current conveyor coupled to the first sensor electrode and including: a staging circuit configured to generate an input signal using the resulting signal and a ratio of a first impedance to a second impedance; and a set of current mirrors configured to generate the scaled signal from the input signal.

AFFINE PREDICTION IN VIDEO CODING

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110064

A device for video decoding can be configured to obtain, from a syntax structure in a bitstream comprising an encoded representation of the video data, a syntax element indicating whether 6-parameter affine prediction is enabled for blocks corresponding to the syntax structure, wherein the blocks corresponding to the syntax structure comprise a first block; based on the syntax element indicating that the 6-parameter affine prediction is enabled for the blocks corresponding to the syntax structure, use the 6-parameter affine prediction to generate a predictive block for the first block; and use the predictive block and residual data to reconstruct the first block.

Hybrid Scheme for Improved Performance for P-type and N-type FinFETs

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109136

A method includes etching a hybrid substrate to form a recess extending into the hybrid substrate. The hybrid substrate includes a first semiconductor layer having a first surface orientation, a dielectric layer over the first semiconductor layer, and a second semiconductor layer having a second surface orientation different from the first surface orientation. After the etching, a top surface of the first semiconductor layer is exposed to the recess. A spacer is formed on a sidewall of the recess. The spacer contacts a sidewall of the dielectric layer and a sidewall of the second semiconductor layer. An epitaxy is performed to grow an epitaxy semiconductor region from the first semiconductor layer. The spacer is removed.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROFILE AND SURFACE PREPARATION OF RETAINING RINGS UTILIZED IN CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING PROCESSES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105754

A retaining ring for a polishing process is disclosed. The retaining ring includes a body comprising an upper portion and a lower portion, and a sacrificial surface disposed on the lower portion, the sacrificial surface comprising a negative tapered surface having a taper height that is about 0.0003 inches to about 0.00015 inches.

DISCORDANCE MONITORING

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190104948

Described herein are systems, devices, and methods for cardiac monitoring. In particular, the systems, devices, and methods described herein may be used to conveniently sense the presence of an intermittent arrhythmia in an individual. The systems, devices, and methods described herein may be further configured to sense an electrocardiogram

Apparatus and Methods for Vehicle Battery Charging or Voltage Monitoring

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106006

An electrical connector is provided for a battery charging system. The connector has a first conducting portion configured to conduct sufficient electrical energy to charge, maintain or monitor voltage of a vehicle rechargeable battery, and a magnetically attractive portion configured to be attracted to a complementary magnetically attractive portion on another connector. Also provided is a connection system for connecting a rechargeable vehicle battery to a power supply or a battery monitor. The system includes a first connector and a second connector, wherein the first connector and second connector are each configured to form a mutual magnetic coupling such that an electrical connection is made between the first and second connectors. The connector and system are used for electrically cranked engines such as those in passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, motorcycles, agricultural machinery, recreational vehicles, motor boats and the like, and in other electrically-powered vehicles.

SEMICONDUCTOR APPARATUS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109077

A semiconductor apparatus includes a first semiconductor element, a second semiconductor element, and a metal pattern formed on the second semiconductor clement. The metal pattern includes a first connection connected to the first semiconductor element and a second connection connected to a first terminal portion of the first semiconductor element and positioned away from the first connection. A first electrically conductive path formed between the first and second connections has a larger electric resistance than an electric resistance of a second electrically conductive path formed between the second connection and the first terminal portion.

STRUCTURED MATERIAL FOR IMPACT PROTECTION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190104799

A structured material for impact protection includes a plurality of tubular members formed from a thermoplastic elastomer material. The plurality of tubular members are arranged in a bundle such that the central axes of the plurality of tubular members are substantially parallel, and adjacent tubular members are secured to one another along their length. A method of forming a structured impact protection material includes arranging a plurality of tubes formed from a thermoplastic elastomer material into a selected shape. The tubes are arranged in a layer with central axes of the tubes aligned to be parallel to each other. Heat is applied to adjacent first end portions of tubes of plurality of tubes and the adjacent first end portions are secured to each other via thermal bond. Heat is applied to adjacent second end portions of the tubes to thermally bond the adjacent second end portions to each other.

CLEANING COMPOSITION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105241

A cleaning composition having good foamability and being capable of producing fine and stable foams with resilient texture, more specifically, a cleaning composition including a surfactant, methyl cellulose, hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose, and a solvent.

BRAKE CARRIER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107159

A brake carrier and a method of manufacture. The brake carrier may have leading and trailing brake pad abutments. The leading brake pad abutment may have an unmachined leading wall surface and an unmachined leading floor surface. The trailing brake pad abutment may have a trailing wall surface and a trailing floor surface, at least one of which may be machined.

BATTERY

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109352

The invention relates to a battery having a cell arrangement. The cell arrangement has a plurality of battery cells. The cell arrangement has battery sections, each including a battery cells. Between adjacent battery sections, an at least partially electrically and thermally conductive contacting section element having a first side and a second side is arranged. The end terminals facing the first side of a contacting section element are electrically and thermally conductively connected to a contacting section of this first side. The end terminals facing the second side of the contacting section element are electrically and thermally conductively connected to a contacting section of this second side. End terminals of the battery cells are electrically and thermally conductively connected to each other via the contacting section element such that an electric current and a heat flow are distributed throughout the entire cell assembly.

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR INJECTION BENEATH EYE TISSUE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105197

Devices and methods are provided for injection of a therapeutic agent into an area beneath eye tissue, such as a sub-retinal area or a suprachoroidal area. Example devices comprise an injector housing, a tubular element (needle or microcatheter), a first area within the injector housing configured to be selectively in fluid communication with the tubular element for delivery of a bleb-formation fluid, and a second area within the injector housing configured to be selectively in fluid communication with the tubular element for delivery of a therapeutic agent into the area beneath eye tissue. In some embodiments, the first area is a chamber within the injector housing, and the second area is an internal area of a tube within the chamber. The devices and methods allow, with a single needle (or microcatheter) insertion, high pressure bleb formation and low pressure delivery of fragile therapeutic agent compositions.

HETEROGENEOUSLY EQUIPPED MULTI ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING SUCH SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109630

A multi antenna system (100), comprising a plurality of transceivers (1, . . . 64) for an antenna array (102) operable for communication with wireless terminals (301, . . . , 307), wherein the multi antenna system (100) comprises a radio controller (104), adapted to

ADHESIVE FILM AND ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING AN ADHESIVE ATTACHMENT

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107480

An adhesive film and arrangement and method for verifying an adhesive attachment. A mechanical strength of adhesive film structure is matched to a target binding force of a bond produced using the film where when the film is pulled from the substrate or a material layer with peeling stress on the bond for verification of adhesive attachment, the film fails with exceedance of the mechanical strength of the structure when the strength of the bond attains or exceeds the target binding force, and the adhesive film when pulled apart does not fail when bond strength does not attain target binding force. An arrangement is disclosed for verification of adhesive attachment, having a substrate, a component bonded to the substrate by an adhesive film, and at least one test section. The test section is formed by projection of the film across an edge of the component bonded to the substrate, the projection being bonded to regions of the substrate.

CUSTOMIZABLE TOOTHBRUSH TO IMPROVE THE ORAL HYGIENE AND METHOD TO PRODUCE THEREOF

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105142

Disclosed is a customizable toothbrush produced in a real-time corresponding to a teeth structure of a user. The customizable toothbrush includes a silicone brush head, a sonic body, bristles, a conjoining unit, and occlusal stoppers. The silicone brush head is fabricated by negative shape/investing by utilizing an algorithm associated with additive manufacturing. The negative investing is obtained through scan model of the teeth structure captured by the direct intraoral scanner. The sonic body creates an oscillation motion while brushing the teeth. The bristles are arranged over the silicone brush head to clean the teeth structure. The conjoining unit joins the silicone brush head with the sonic body. The occlusal stoppers are placed into the silicone brush head to stabilize the silicone brush head in an oral cavity of the user. The occlusal stoppers allow the user to bite down on the silicone brush head at a desired position while brushing.

UV-PROTECTIVE COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR USE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105249

Disclosed are UV-protective compositions comprising Fe-doped zinc titanate having the general formula Zn 2 Ti (1-x) Fe x O 4 , wherein x is between 0.005 and 0.1. Also disclosed is Fe-doped or undoped zinc titanate being either directly dispersed in the composition and/or dispersed in a polymer matrix. Methods of preparation and uses of such compositions are also provided.

EVALUATION-INFORMATION GENERATION SYSTEM AND VEHICLE-MOUNTED DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108559

An evaluation-information generation system includes: a vehicle-mounted device and a server that generates evaluation information regarding a facility, based on information provided from the vehicle-mounted device. The vehicle-mounted device estimates a host-vehicle stop-off facility, collects in-vehicle conversation information over a certain period of time, associated with the estimated facility, determines whether the collected conversation information includes a reputation keyword expressing a facility reputation, and transmits, in a case where the reputation keyword is included, the collected conversation information and identification information regarding the estimated facility, to the server. The server generates, on the basis of the received conversation information and identification regarding the facility, evaluation information including a phrase expressing an evaluation of service or merchandise provided by the facility, to register the generated evaluation information into a database.

Door Drive for a Motor Vehicle Door

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106923

A door drive for a motor vehicle door has a lever element which can be mounted on the body work side of the motor vehicle and which can be connected to an adjustable drive element of a drive device arranged on the motor vehicle door. The adjustable drive element is designed as a rocker element which can be mounted about a bearing axis and which includes a first lever arm by which the rocker element is at least indirectly connected to an actuator of the drive device, and also includes a second lever element by which the rocker element is connected at least indirectly to the lever element.

Devices, Methods, and Systems for Prosthetic Meniscus Selection, Trialing, and Implantation

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105164

Methods of selecting and implanting prosthetic devices for use as a replacement meniscus are disclosed. The selection methods include a pre-implantation selection method and a during-implantation selection method. The pre-implantation selection method includes a direct geometrical matching process, a correlation parameters-based matching process, and a finite element-based matching process. The implant identified by the pre-implantation selection method is then confirmed to be a suitable implant in the during-implantation selection method. In some instances, the during-implantation selection method includes monitoring loads and/or pressures applied to the prosthetic device and/or the adjacent anatomy. In some instances, the loads and/or pressures are monitored by a trial prosthetic device comprising one or more sensors. Methods of implanting meniscus prosthetic devices are also disclosed.

PLAY STRUCTURE AND BRACKET FOR PLAY STRUCTURE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105574

A bracket for a play structure includes a first flange and a second flange. The first flange includes a proximal end and a distal end. The first flange extends along a plane. The second flange extends from the first flange at the proximal end such that the second flange is disposed on one side of the plane. The pair of side flanges extend from the first flange such that the pair of side flanges are disposed on an opposite side of the plane as the second flange.

SYSTEM, IN PARTICULAR FOR CONTROLLING SIGNAL TOWERS IN RAIL TRAFFIC

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106134

A system, in particular for controlling signal towers in rail traffic, includes at least a plurality of redundant replicants for generating redundant control signals. A voter structure having a plurality of majority voters is also provided. Each majority voter has a respective output and inputs that are connected to the outputs of the plurality of redundant replicants. The voter structure and the plurality of redundant replicants are separated from one another in terms of hardware, the outputs of the plurality of majority voters are connected to the inputs of a discriminator voter and the output of the discriminator voter provides a control signal, in particular for controlling signal towers. The discriminator voter only emits a control signal when the inputs thereof are not at variance.

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISCOVERING AN IP ADDRESS FOR AN ANONYMOUS GEO-SYNCHRONIZED NODE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109815

An IP address for a resource node may be discovered. In a method, a first client receives an IP address request. The IP address request includes destination geographical location information associated with the resource node. The first determines whether the destination geographical location information is within a geographical coverage area of the first client. The first client forwards the IP address request to a next client that is geographically closer to the resource node based on the destination geographical location information if the destination geographical location information is not within the geographical coverage area of the first client.

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING INFORMATION ABOUT PORTABLE DEVICE ADVERTISING

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108553

An example apparatus includes a memory to store a usage profile representative of actual portable device usage by persons having similar usage characteristics, the usage profile indicative of accesses to different types of media. The example apparatus further includes a processor to control at least one of a portable device or an emulator to access at least one of media or data when the processor simulates usage of the portable device based on the accesses to the different types of media indicated in the usage profile, detect an advertisement presented via the portable device or the emulator in response to the simulated usage of the portable device, and generate information about portable device advertising based on the detected advertisement.

BACKLIGHT SYSTEM OF LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107659

Disclosed is a backlight system of a liquid crystal display device. A light guide plate is provided on a frame. A quantum dot diaphragm is arranged above or below the light guide plate. An optical diaphragm set is arranged above the light guide plate or the quantum dot diaphragm. When the quantum dot diaphragm is cut, left and right sides or/and upper and lower sides thereof are left with margins which are processed into bending portions while the backlight system is manufactured. Useless areas are located on the margins. The margins are bent, and are configured to encase the light guide plate or the optical diaphragm set. Thus, an entire display panel has the quantum dot diaphragm which can achieve high-efficiency color gamut conversion while the display panel displays an image. An impact on image quality caused by the useless areas resulted from cutting of the quantum dot diaphragm can be avoided. The backlight system is simple in structure, and is easy to manufacture.

PRODUCT PRESENCE SENSOR SECURITY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108736

A security device is provided including a product presence sensor configured to sense a change in product presence relative to the product presence sensor and a directional element configured to direct the product presence sensor in a sensing direction.

DISPLAY SUBSTRATE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107756

A display substrate may include a base substrate having a plurality of pixel areas; and a pixel electrode in the pixel area. The pixel electrode may include a bump portion defining a plurality of domains and at least one slit extending along an edge of the pixel electrode in at least one domain.

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH TOUCH PANEL HAVING X, Y AND DUMMY ELECTRODES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107915

A display device includes a display panel, and an electrostatic capacitive type touch panel which is formed in an overlapping manner with the display panel. A plurality of X electrodes and a plurality of Y electrodes intersecting with the X electrodes. A first signal line supplies signals to the X electrodes, a second signal line supplies signals to the Y electrodes, and the first signal line and the second signal line are formed on a flexible printed circuit board. A dummy electrode is formed adjacent to an electrode portion of each X electrode and electrode portion of each Y electrode, the dummy electrode does not overlap the X electrode and the Y electrode, and the dummy electrode does not electrically connect with the first and second signal lines.

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106787

There is provided a substrate processing apparatus including a process chamber defined at least by a reaction tube and a furnace opening part provided at a lower portion of the reaction tube; a nozzle provided at the furnace opening part and extending from the furnace opening part to an inside of the reaction tube; a gas supply system provided at an upstream side of the nozzle; a blocking part provided at a boundary between the gas supply system and the nozzle; and a controller configured to control the gas supply system and the blocking part such that the blocking part co-operates with the gas supply system to supply gases into the process chamber through the nozzle.

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF VASCULAR DEFECTS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105054

Devices and methods for treating vascular defects, such as, for example, balloon-type aneurysms, are described herein. In one embodiment, an apparatus includes an insertion portion and an expandable implant. The expandable implant is configured to be deployed in an aneurysm and is coupled to the insertion portion. The expandable implant has a first portion and a second portion coupled to the first portion. The expandable implant is movable between a first configuration in which the first portion and the second portion are substantially linearly aligned and a second configuration in which the second portion at least partially overlaps the first portion.